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Available research on education focuses on learning outcomes and economic impact, or on the spread of modern attitudes. This panel invites papers developing these themes as well as bringing new perspectives to the study of youth and education.
Across the globe there is a generation of young women and men who are the first in their family to go to school. Most do not have jobs. What changes are these educated, often unemployed, youth bringing to social and political developments? In what ways does their education reconfigure gender relations? What concepts and categories do youth use to understand what they are doing? Available research on education in poorer parts of the world focuses mostly on learning outcomes and economic impact, or on the spread of modern attitudes. This panel invites papers that develop and unsettle these themes.
We welcome papers looking at youth, work and education, including the following themes:
- the role of institutions in shaping the lives of younger people, both inside and outside the education sector
- economic developments as they relate to young men and women.
- on-the-ground explorations of the lives of young men and women with a particular interest in generating new insights in looking at youth, education and un(der)employment.
- the role of education in changing gender relations
- new youth-generated cultural, political and social formations
- inter-generational research looking at the impact of education, work and unemployment
The panel welcome papers that are predominantly empirical or theoretical in their orientation, in different styles and at various stages of development.